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Holocaust denial and distortion

Holocaust denial and distortion

Prof. Meir Litvak, Dr. Esther Webman

Several attitudes evolved with regard to the Holocaust in the Arab and Islamic World, influenced by those we have become familiar with when discussing Holocaust denial in the West.

How is Holocaust denial expressed in this sphere?


  • Gershoni, Israel, ed., Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014).

  • Litvak, Meir and Esther Webman, “Perceptions of the Holocaust in Palestinian Public Discourse,” Israel Studies, vol. 8, no. 3 (2003), pp. 123 – 140.

  • Litvak, Meir and Esther Webman, From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009).

  • Webman, Esther, “The War and the Holocaust in the Egyptian Public Discourse, 1945-1947,”, in Israel Gershoni, ed., Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion (Austin: Texas University Press, 2014), pp. 243 – 270.

  • Webman, Esther, “The Roots of the Egyptian Public Discourse on Nazism and the Holocaust,” in Roni Stauber, Aviva Halamish and Esther Webman, eds., Holocaust and Antisemitism – Research and Public Discourse: Essays Presented in Honour of Dina Porat (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2015).

  • Webman, Esther, “’Stealing the Holocaust from the Jews’? The Holocaust as Metaphor in Public Discourse,” in McElligott, Anthony and Jeffrey Herf, eds., Antisemitism Before and Since the Holocaust (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 279 – 304.

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